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Qualitative Research

Qualitative Research

Fourth Edition
Edited by:
  • David Silverman - Visiting Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney and King’s College, London, Emeritus Professor at Goldsmiths’ College and Adjunct Professor at Queensland University of Technology

May 2016 | 480 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

A who’s who of methodologists, this book introduces students to the big picture of qualitative research, teaching both the ‘why’ and the ‘how to’ of getting started, selecting a method and conducting research and data analysis. With practical tips, summaries, exercises and further reading, each chapter is like a masterclass from a leading scholar in qualitative research.

New to the fourth edition:

  • A streamlined structure to guide readers step-by-step through the research process
  • Substantial new section with 4 chapters on how to collect and analyse online data
  • A new chapter on reflexive ethnography
  • More hands-on advice on how to conduct research at every stage, making this a perfect field handbook
  • Updated reading lists provide a go-to guide to the literature and help improve citations

The most comprehensive qualitative research book available, this is the perfect all-in-one companion for any student embarking on a qualitative research course or project.

Introducing Qualitative Research, David Silverman
Addressing Social Problems through Qualitative Research, Michael Bloor
Research Ethics and Qualitative Research, Anne Ryen
The `Inside' and the `Outside': Finding Realities in Interviews, Jody Miller and Barry Glassner
Narrative Practice and the Active Interview, James A. Holstein and Jaber F. Gubrium
Analysing Focus Group Data, Sue Wilkinson
What Is Ethnography, Giampietro Gobo and Lukas Marciniak
Organizational Ethnography, Thomas Eberle and Christoph Maeder
Practising Reflexivity in Ethnography, Marie Buscatto
Analysing Documents through Fieldwork, Katarina Jacobsson
Using Documents in Social Research, Lindsay Prior
Discursive Psychology and the Study of Naturally Occurring Talk, Jonathan Potter
Conversation Analysis: Practices and Methods, John Heritage
Internet/Digital Research, Annette Markham and Simona Stavrova
Online Interviewing, Nalita James and Hugh Busher
Using Conversation Analysis and Discursive Psychology to Analyse Online Data, Joanne Meredith
Critical Discourse Studies and Social Media Data, Johann W. Unger, Ruth Wodak and Majid KhosraviNik
Visual Inquiry: Issues and Developments, Michael Emmison
Embodied Action: Video and the Analysis of Social Interaction, Christian Heath
Some Pragmatics of Qualitative Data Analysis, Tim Rapley
Constructing Grounded Theory Analyses, Kathy Charmaz and Anthony Bryant
What’s Different about Narrative Inquiry? Cases, Categories and Contexts, Catherine Kohler Riessman
Systematic Reviews and Qualitative Studies, Mary Dixon-Woods
Secondary Analysis of Qualitative Data, Libby Bishop
Validity in Qualitative Research, Anssi Peräkylä
Writing Qualitative Research: Practice, Genre and Audience, Amir Marvasti

Excellent resource on a range of qualitative research methodologies

Dr Duncan Cross
Education , University of Bolton
October 19, 2016

Always an essential text to support the novice and more experienced student with their understanding of qualitative research. a must have text.

Dr ellen kitson-reynolds
Faculty of health sciences, Southampton University
October 3, 2016

A very clear and comprehensive research tool. This is written in an accessible and informative format

Mrs Rhiannon Love
Teacher Development, University of Winchester
September 24, 2016

Our students can complete a wide range of projects, hence it would not benefit those who favour a quantitative approach. For those looking at qualitative investigation, this is one of my first recommendations.

Mrs Anke L Twigg-Flesner
HE Equine, Hartpury College
September 22, 2016

Useful, practical guidance for research methods

Kerenza Ghosh
School of Education, Roehampton University
September 19, 2016

Very clearly written and easy to use.

Mr Paul Demetriou-Crane
Education , Havering College of FE & HE
September 13, 2016

Succinct and well written

Mr Paul Demetriou-Crane
Education , Havering College of FE & HE
September 13, 2016

Comprehensive text an essential read for any qualitative researcher.

Mrs Laura Ashton-Goldthorpe
Faculty of Health & Social Care, Edge Hill University
September 2, 2016

This is a comprehensive text for any student engaging in qualitative research. Written by experts in the field, it offers guidance through reference to wide-ranging examples of qualitative research studies.

Mrs Wendy Elizabeth Cobb
Education , Canterbury Christ Church University
August 31, 2016

This is a great text, one of the best I've seen for introducing qualitative research methods. Theory is clearly linked to practice and the real examples are interesting. The new chapter on formulating a research question is particularly helpful.

Dr Sue Howarth
Institute of Education, Worcester University
August 16, 2016

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